Battle Cry of Freedom: Volume 2 by James M. McPherson audiobook

Battle Cry of Freedom: Volume 2: The Civil War Era

By James M. McPherson
Read by Jonathan Davis

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664483354

  • ISBN: 9781664591189

Runtime: 19.77 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for History

A New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Best Book of the Year in Nonfiction

James M. McPherson, professor emeritus of U.S. history at Princeton, is one of the foremost scholars of the Civil War. In this informative and meticulously researched masterpiece, he clarifies the differing ways of life and philosophy that led to this shattering conflict. Abraham Lincoln wondered whether "in a free government the minority have the right to break up the government." Jefferson Davis felt "forced to take up arms" to guarantee his states' rights. McPherson merges the words of these men and other political luminaries, housewives, and soldiers from both armies with his own concise analysis of the war to create a story as compelling as any novel. Battle Cry of Freedom vividly traces how a new nation was forged when a war both sides were sure would amount to little dragged for four years and cost more American lives than all other wars combined. ". of the 50,000 books written on the Civil War, the finest compression of that national paroxysm ever fitted between two covers."-Los Angeles Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is historical writing of the highest order.” New York Times Book Review
“Deftly coordinated, gracefully composed, charitably argued, and suspensefully paid out, McPherson’s book is just the compass of the tumultuous middle years of the nineteenth century it was intended to be, and as narrative history it is surpassing.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“The finest single volume on the war and its background.” Washington Post Book World
“Exhaustively researched, written with skill and assurance…This book may not be superseded in our time.” Newsday
“McPherson handles all…with a beautifully organized, compelling narrative and prose whose occasional leap into modern ebullience should capitavate a new generation of Civil War readers.” Chicago Tribune
“Immediately takes its place as the best one-volume history of the coming of the American Civil War and the war itself. It is a superb narrative history, elegantly written.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“This is an epic story told in epic style, written in clear, luminous prose.” Houston Post
“Perhaps more than any other book, this one belongs on the bookshelf of every Civil War buff.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Vivifies, with palpable immediacy, scholarly acumen, and interpretive skill, events foreshadowing the conflict, the war itself, and its basic issue: slavery.” Publishers Weekly
“McPherson cements his reputation as one of the finest Civil War historians…Should become a standard general history of the Civil War period—it’s one that will stand up for years to come.” Kirkus Reviews
“Matchless…The book’s political and economic discussions are as engrossing as the descriptions of military campaigns and personalities.” Library Journal
“Robust, glittering history.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: James M. McPherson

Author Bio: James M. McPherson

James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis ‘86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. America’s leading historian of the Civil War, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, which was a New York Times bestseller, and the Lincoln Prize for For Cause and Comrades.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 19.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English